GALLAGHER, John

Rank: 
Acting Lance Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3768318
P.O.W. number: 
18741
Operations: 
Acting Lance Sergeant John Gallagher, 4 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on motor launch ML 306 for the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. Wounded and taken prisoner he was subsequently transported to Stalag 357 at Oerbke, Nr. Fallingbostel Germany.
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO417/48 and 417/93.
Obituaries Commando Association newsletter 93 issued 1991.
 
Notes
The rank of this man is assumed as an acting rank as it differs in all of the sources above from Private (Casualty Lists) ; Lance Corporal (CA Newsletter);  Corporal (Both POW records); Lance Sergeant (St Nazaire Society).
 

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